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10 Reasons to Book a Socially Distanced Sunriver Winter Vacation

With November quickly approaching, now is the time to start thinking about your winter vacation plans. The coronavirus pandemic is still affecting the world and with many destinations off-limits due to travel restrictions in many countries, this may be the … Read More

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Celebrating Spooky Season in Central Oregon Amid a Pandemic

What are the odds that Halloween would fall on a Saturday with a full moon? Those of us who love spooky season was on track for a great Halloween celebration. Then in March, the pandemic hit and everyone’s plans for … Read More

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Win a Stay at a Sunriver Vacation By Supporting Oregon Wildfire Relief

The West Coast has been ravaged by wildfires affecting Oregon, Washington and California. At Sunset Lodging in Sunriver, our hearts ache for all of the families and individuals devastated by loss caused by the fires. People have lost their homes, … Read More

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Mt. Bachelor Adds COVID-19 Coverage to Passholder Promise

The weather may be scorching outside, which has our minds wandering to winter and snow covering the mountains. After Covid-19 cut the spring ski and snowboarding season short, we know many of you are looking forward to hitting the slopes … Read More

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Make Sunriver Your Back to School Classroom This Fall

“Back to School” inches closer, but in a year unlike any other, many students will be learning from home this fall due to coronavirus precautions. Schools across the country plan to use distance learning to begin the new academic year. … Read More

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Day Trips Near Sunriver for Your Summer Vacation

Central Oregon grants visitors and locals access to many stunning natural wonders from majestic mountain peaks to desert landscapes. This summer, gather your group to explore a few of these natural treasures, all a short drive your vacation rental in … Read More

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Sunriver Fishing Guides Help You Reel in a Good Time This Summer

Central Oregon features world-class fishing opportunities in our area lakes and rivers. When visiting Sunriver this summer, a guided fishing tour may be the exact socially distanced activity for you. The area is home to a variety of talented fishing … Read More

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Safely Floating the Deschutes River While Social Distancing This Summer

Sunriver has opened and we have been seeing many people wearing masks and social distancing, which is great! Last week, it was announced that SHARC would be reopening on Thursday, June 25, which many of our guests are excited about. … Read More

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SHARC Plans to Reopen and What’s Open in Sunriver in Phase 2

Deschutes County has been approved to begin moving into Phase 2 of the reopening process, which permits swimming pools to open, along with movie theaters, bowling alleys and restaurants may stay open later. Phase 2 also permits Oregonians to travel … Read More

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Commitment to CDC Guidelines and Cleanliness of Sunriver Rentals

At Sunset Lodging, we’re pleased to announce that the Deschutes County Commissioners have decided not to extend short-term rental restrictions in our area, which means beginning Friday, May 15 visitors may return to Sunriver. We have been tending to our … Read More

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How You Can Support the Sunriver Community Now

As everyone hunkers down at home and dreams of returning to Sunriver this summer, there are several things you can do to support our local community during this time. Sunriver is made up of many small and family-run businesses that … Read More

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Save Money and Support Local By Booking Your Sunriver Vacation Directly

At Sunset Lodging, we’ve been diligently doing our research and keeping up with changes in the COVID-19 situation as it evolves. We have seen cancellations due to non-essential travel orders and guests have one main question as it pertains to … Read More

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Something to Look Forward to: Plan a Sunriver Vacation This Summer

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the kids may be out of school, but Spring Break looked a little different this year. As many Americans stay home to slow the spread of the disease, we all look forward to … Read More

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Wilderness areas in Central Oregon

Day Use Permits Required for Five Central Oregon Wilderness Areas

One of the largest draws to Central Oregon is the access to some of the most beautiful wilderness areas in the country. In January 2017, the Deschutes and Willamette National Forests began analyzing strategies for managing visitor use in five … Read More

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A Message From Sunset Lodging About COVID-19 and Visiting Sunriver

Sunset Lodging has been following the progression of COVID-19 and has been collecting data relating to safety regarding travel during this developing situation. Please be assured that Sunset is strictly following CDC guidelines in order to secure a clean, healthy … Read More

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Sunriver Fitness and Aquatic Center Offers Alternative to SHARC

Visitors to Sunriver have several options for swimming and water recreation fun in a pool setting. Many of our guests seek our homes with SHARC passes, which grant you unlimited access to the Sunriver Homeowners Association Recreation Center, located off … Read More

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An Open Love Letter to Sunriver, Oregon

Dearest Sunriver, We are writing to you to represent all of the lovely visitors and locals of your community to confess our undying devotion to you and all of the wonderful memories you have helped us create over the years. … Read More

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Treat Your Sweetheart to a Valentine’s Day Sunriver Getaway

This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday, which gives you the perfect opportunity to treat your sweetheart to a romantic getaway in snowy Sunriver, Oregon. Valentine’s Day leads into President’s Day, which means you can take advantage of a … Read More

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Snowmobile rentals and tours in Sunriver and Bend

Explore the Cascades with Snowmobile Rentals and Tours in Sunriver and Bend

Visitors to Sunriver looking for a little more adrenaline than the typical sleigh ride turn to snowmobile rentals and tours to kick their adventures into high gear. The snowy Cascade mountains offer tons of terrain to explore on the back … Read More

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Christmas in Sunriver 2019

Christmas in Sunriver — Tips for Your Winter Vacation in Central Oregon

Sunriver and Central Oregon finally received our first big snowfall this week, just in time for Thanksgiving. All of the snow has us thinking about the upcoming holiday season and how to spend Christmas in Sunriver. If you find yourself … Read More

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Shopping in Sunriver on Small Business Saturday

Shop in Sunriver on Small Business Saturday for Great Gifts

With the winter holiday season quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about everyone on your gift list. If you’ll be in Sunriver for Thanksgiving and the long weekend, you have a variety of small business options available to get … Read More

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How to Choose the Right Sunriver Winter Holiday Vacation Rental

For every visitor, for every family, the right Sunriver winter holiday vacation rental will be as unique as your party itself. A couple visiting Sunriver for a long ski vacation won’t have the same lodging requirements as a family reunion … Read More

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Woodward Mountain Park: Even More to Love at Mt. Bachelor This Winter

Visitors to Mt. Bachelor, Sunriver’s favorite ski resort, will have access to expanded learning terrain and a revamped Sunrise Lodge with parking lot improvements just in time for the 2019/2020 season. Mt. Bachelor has been hard at work upgrading the … Read More

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Choosing a Vacation Home for Your Sunriver Family Reunion

With the winter holidays quickly approaching, now is the time to start thinking about and booking your vacation home in Sunriver. Sunriver provides the ideal backdrop for your winter family reunion, set among the pine trees with visions of Mt. … Read More

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Pet-friendly Sunriver rentals

Pet-Friendly Sunriver Rentals | Dining and Recreation with Your Dog

For many visitors to Sunriver, the vacation isn’t complete without every member of the family — furry, four-legged friends included. At Sunset Lodging, we have a variety of pet-friendly Sunriver rentals to meet your lodging needs and accommodate your canine … Read More

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River Rafting in Sunriver, Oregon | Summer Activites to Fuel Your Vacation

At Sunset Lodging, we’re frequently asked for recommendations on summer activities and the tour companies that offer these amazing experiences. River rafting in Sunriver, Oregon, has been a favorite pastime for both locals and visitors to the region. River rafting … Read More

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Explore the Beauty of Central Oregon with a Helicopter Tour

You’ve run, biked, hiked, walked, moto-ed, snowmobiled and skied as much Sunriver and Central Oregon terrain as possible. From Benham Falls to the top of Smith Rock, you’ve found beautiful locales all throughout the area. But have you seen it … Read More

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Visit Mt. Bachelor This Summer for Great Mt. Biking, Sunset Dinners and More

Many of our guests plan their Sunriver winter vacations around visiting Mt. Bachelor for the miles of skiable terrain. Whether you prefer one or two boards strapped to your feet, Mt. Bachelor offers memorable and exciting winter adventures year after … Read More

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Be Prepared! Snow Safety Suggestions for Visiting Sunriver

Last week, all of those prayers for snow were answered all at once, dumping three-feet of snow throughout Sunriver and Central Oregon. The snow has yet to subside and we wanted to provide our guests and visitors to the area … Read More

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Sunriver Resort Property Management Program

Lowland 3 Joins the Full-Service Resort Property Management Program

Sunset Lodging proudly announces that we have added Lowland 3 to our full-service resort property management program. Lowland 3 boasts a convenient and desirable location off of Overlook Rd. near SHARC and the Sunriver Village. This three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath bath home … Read More

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Snowshoeing near Sunriver

Walking in a Winter Wonderland | Snowshoeing Near Sunriver

Winter is upon us in Sunriver and that means plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation and snow worshipping. Many of our guests come for the excellent riding conditions and miles of terrain at Mt. Bachelor, which celebrates 60 years this … Read More

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Horseback Riding in Sunriver and Seasonal Sleigh Rides at Sunriver Stables

With winter upon us, horseback riding in Sunriver may not be at the top of your to-do list while visiting our quiet mountain town. While you may not be ready to jump on the back of a horse for a … Read More

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Experience Year-Round Fun at SHARC in Sunriver

Since opening in May 2012, the Sunriver Homeowners Aquatic and Recreation Center (SHARC) has become a huge draw for guests and homeowners in the Sunriver area. During the summer months, sunseekers find themselves catching rays on the outdoor patio and … Read More

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More Than a Hotel Room in Sunriver — Rent a Home for the Same Price

We know the scene — you’re trying to plan an affordable vacation in your favorite Central Oregon destination, but you want to bring the entire family, including the dog. Many visitors to the area seek out a hotel room in … Read More

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Fun and Friendship — Plan Your Sunriver Girls Weekend

Many occasions call for a fun Sunriver girls weekend — bachelorette parties, ski trips, sorority house reunions, new babies, or simply reconnecting with old friends. Friendships should be celebrated and Sunriver offers the perfect backdrop for your girls trip reunion … Read More

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Your Guide to Floating the Deschutes River in Sunriver Like a Pro

The temperatures have started to rise and the calendar tells us its officially summer in Central Oregon. When visiting Sunriver, many guests immediately flock to the SHARC for their outdoor pools, hot tub, kids activities and more. For others, the … Read More

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Play at Central Oregon’s Favorite Golf Courses with Discounts from Sunset Perks

The sun’s out, the snow’s melted and it’s time to start teeing off at Central Oregon golf courses. As a guest with Sunset Lodging in Sunriver, you can enjoy golf discounts at area courses through the Sunset Perks program. Simply … Read More

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Start Planning Your Sunriver Family Reunion Today

As summer approaches, many of us start to plan our vacations. Summer is the perfect time to plan a Sunriver family reunion with your loved ones near and far. With a bevy of outdoor activities to choose from, as well … Read More

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No Snow? No Problem! Enjoy a Different Style of Winter Wonderland in Sunriver

While we know for many of our guests, the big draw to coming to Sunriver in the winter stems from skiing and snowboarding at Mt. Bachelor. With minimal snowfall in Sunriver this season, you may be reconsidering a winter adventure … Read More

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Looking for Sunriver Dining Options This Winter Break? Try The Wallow

We know the situation. You’re coming down from Mt. Bachelor and you’re starving. You’ve called to see how long pizza delivery is and you’ve got a wait. You remember from last year that trying to go into many of the … Read More

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Sunriver Vacation Planners Help You Find the Perfect Rental Home

In the days of VRBO and AirBnB, planning your next vacation often involves online research and quick booking on a website. While you get to see photos and read details about a Sunriver vacation home, it can be difficult to … Read More

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Attn: Owners | VRBO Announces New Ranking System

Many of the Sunriver homeowners choosing Sunset Lodging as their property management company in Sunriver also opt to have their home listed on Vacation Rentals By Owner (VRBO). Traditionally, this allows potential guests to find your home in a variety … Read More

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Ski All Day, Work All Night – Work Remote from Sunriver This Winter

While not everyone has the luxury of being able to work from anywhere in the world, if you’re one of the fortunate few who have that option, working remote from Sunriver may be the best way to spend your winter. … Read More

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More Than Outdoors – Enjoy Central Oregon and Sunriver Culture

For many of our guests, the outdoors beckon them to Sunriver for the world-class recreation and stunning landscapes. While we love the great outdoors, there’s more to Sunriver and Central Oregon than sports and recreation. When the arts rank high … Read More

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Spend This Weekend Enjoying the Fresh Snow at Mt. Bachelor

Mt. Bachlelor announced today they will be open this weekend, September 23-24, for visitors to enjoy the mountain in its snow-covered prime and majesty. The last couple months of summer were filled with smoke not only in the mountains, but … Read More

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Advantages to Booking Directly From Sunriver Property Management Instead of VRBO

In the digital age, there are many ways to find potential Sunriver vacation rentals. From AirBnB and VRBO to individual Sunriver property management company websites, there’s no shortage of vacation rental listings on the Internet. For most people, their first … Read More

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7 Reasons to Visit Sunriver in the Fall

Living in Sunriver, we know there are more than seven reasons to visit, but we’ve gathered together our favorites to give you an insider’s guide to an autumn getaway. After the hustle and bustle of the summer season settles, many … Read More

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Tips for Choosing the Perfect Sunriver Vacation Rental

While summer may be coming to an end, we know you may be starting to plan your fall weekend getaways, winter ski trips and possibly rebooking for next summer. When searching for the perfect Sunriver vacation rental, several factors come … Read More

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Planning for Your Oregon Eclipse Weekend in Sunriver

Throughout Central Oregon, individuals, businesses and visitors have been preparing for the Oregon Eclipse. NASA named Madras as the ideal place in the state to view the total solar eclipse, with peak totality (or the amount of darkness) running about … Read More

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